Pre-Professional Track Requirements

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The Athletic Training  Program (ATP) is designed to prepare those students for eligibility to sit for the National Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon successful completion of the undergraduate curriculum.  After passing the exam, the student can pursue employment in a wide variety of settings and practice as a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC).

In addition, the WLU ATP offers a Pre-Professional track, which is specifically designed for the student interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in a health care related field.  It includes courses, which will help the student fulfill most pre-requisites for application to graduate programs such as, but not limited to physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic.  It is the students’ responsibility to comply with the admission requirements from the graduate program with which they apply and assure that all pre-requisites are met.

The following courses are to be completed during the freshman year: (9 Hours)

PE 240 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab

SDE 232 First Aid & Emergency Services OR SDE 252 EMT


The following courses are also to be completed in the sophomore – senior years: (67 Hours)

EP 450 Biomechanics (sophomore year)

PE 326 Tests, Measurements, & Research Design  (freshman, sophomore, or junior year)

PE 345 Exercise Physiology  (sophomore year)


AT 100 Introduction to Athletic TrainingAT 115 Kinesiology for Athletic Training AT 200 AT Clinical Pract IAT 205 AT Clinical Pract II

AT 220 AT Taping & Bracing

AT 225 Therapeutic Modalities


AT 300 AT Clinical Pract IIIAT 305 AT Clinical Pract IV

AT 330 Rehabilitation of Lower Extr Athletic Injuries

AT 335 Rehabilitation of Upper Extr Athletic Injuries

AT 340 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity

AT 345 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity

AT 355 General Medical Conditions& Pharmacology in Athletic Training


AT 400 AT Clinical Pract VAT 405 AT Clinical Pract VI

AT 410 Seminar in AT

AT 420 AT-A Problem-Based Approach I

AT 425 AT-A Problem-Based Approach II

AT 435 Administrative Aspects of   Athletic Training

AT 445 AT Capstone




CHEM 112/113 General Chemistry II/Lab – 4hrs

BIO 302/303 Human Anatomy&Phys I/Lab – 4hrs

BIO 328/334 Human Anatomy&Phys II/Lab – 4hrs

PHYS 101/110 Elementary Physics I/Lab – 4hrs

PHYS 102/111 Elementary Physics II/Lab – 4hrs

MATH 145 Pre-Calculus – 3hrs

PSYCH 252 Lifespan Development – 3hrs